The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) and Belgian risk management association BELRIM thank their many friends and colleagues who have sent messages of concern today after the terrorist attacks in Brussels.  We in turn send our condolences to the families and friends of those who have been killed and injured. We have no doubt that these attacks, coming as they do after those in Paris in 2015, focus attention on the importance of managing this risk in our organisations and in society as a whole.